Ala founder of Saxon candy stores dies at 102

WELLINGTON, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman who founded the string
of Saxon Candy Kitchens that thrived in four Southern states in the
1950s and 1960s has died at 102.

The Gray Brown Service funeral home in Anniston confirmed Wednesday that Cora Saxon died Monday afternoon.

Family members told The Anniston Star that she died from internal bleeding after a fall Saturday night.

Saxon and her husband, Henry Saxon, opened the first Saxon Candy
Kitchen in 1947. Other Saxon Candy Kitchens, known for pecan pralines and chocolates, opened over the next two decades in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.

She began selling them after her husband died in 1968.

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